Braselton cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexBraseltonGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index11394100
IndexBraseltonGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index10299100
Groceries index10499100
Health care index10899100
Housing index13887100
Transportation index10293100
Utilities index10495100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Braselton, GA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Braselton, GA is 113, which is 20% higher than the Georgia average and 13% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Braselton, GA are 3% higher than the Georgia average and 2% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Braselton is 20% higher than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Braselton is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Braselton is 38% higher than the national average.
  • Georgia general sales tax is 21% lower than the national average.
  • Georgia state income tax is 55% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$83,924$6,994$1,958$2,518
Renters$57,473$4,789$1,341$1,724
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Braselton, GA, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Braselton, GA, the median monthly income is $83,924 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,958 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $57,473, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,341 on monthly rental expenses.

Georgia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Georgia4%8%

Georgia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Georgia1%6%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Braselton, GA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Georgia, as well as the rate for income tax in Georgia. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Georgia is 8%, and the sales tax in the state of Georgia is 4%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Georgia starts from 1% and goes up to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemBraseltonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.87$15.5614.8%
Beauty Salon $48.13$36.1133.3%
Toothpaste $2.65$2.477.2%
Shampoo $1.07$0.9610.9%
Movie $13.23$10.1330.6%
Bowling $4.92$4.744.0%

Groceries

ItemBraseltonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.30$3.988.0%
Fried Chicken $1.35$1.414.3%
Milk $1.99$2.063.6%
Potatoes $2.86$2.984.2%
Pizza $8.66$9.478.6%
Beer $9.27$8.795.5%

Health Care

ItemBraseltonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $92.82$101.048.1%
Doctor $101.25$107.445.8%
Dentist $112.95$90.4224.9%
Ibuprofen $9.25$9.280.3%
Lipitor $433.06$426.501.5%

Housing

ItemBraseltonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $221,500.00$175,700.0026.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $928.50$1,133.2318.1%
Apartment Rent $1,524.00$920.0065.7%

Transportation

ItemBraseltonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.08$1.994.2%
Tire Balancing $44.13$45.763.6%

Utilities

ItemBraseltonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$140.88$163.8114.0%
Phone $36.33$28.3928.0%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

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Rest Haven, GA5482-18%
Russell, GA1,31887-13%
Arcade, GA1,50689-11%
Statham, GA2,54491-9%
Gillsville, GA26789-11%
Braselton, GA8,21211313%

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Fort Mitchell, KY8,20999-1%
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Hillsdale, MI8,22285-15%
Cambridge, MN8,22398-2%
Braselton, GA8,21211313%
Source: The Braselton, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.